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Junior Doctors, Senior Problem

For the benefit of non-UK readers, you probably know that we have something called the National Health Service (NHS) which is basically free health care to every British person so we don’t need to pay private health bills, although some do opt to do so. This was the major demand of the people post WW2 and it was established by the opening of the first NHS hospital in 1948, by the then health secretary, Aneurin Bevan. ¬†As you can imagine, the NHS is a massive organisation with pools of money to help care for and keep British people healthy. The issue here that as the NHS is state owned, the medical staff;¬†doctors and nurses are working for the State, similar to the military, so their pay is decided by the government.

The British government set out to keep junior doctors working seven days a week but without a pay rise, to save money over the weekend, of course, junior doctors in England Continue reading Junior Doctors, Senior Problem